29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Lazaro Galdiano. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, stroll through Casa de Campo, and ponder the design of Plaza de Cibeles.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with highs in Madrid at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Change things up with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Liberdade Square, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally explore the world behind art at Serralves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Carneiro, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clerigos Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Porto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum and National Gallery capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, stroll through St. James's Park, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Porto to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Musee Rodin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), wander the streets of Brouwersgracht, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip site .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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